NewsPublic Affairs / April 14, 2020

Indiana Democrats Move 2020 State Convention Online

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A state party convention staple that will be missing this year: in 2018, Indiana Democrats' statewide candidates joined hands on stage as the convention wrapped up.  - FILE PHOTO: Brandon Smith/IPB News

A state party convention staple that will be missing this year: in 2018, Indiana Democrats' statewide candidates joined hands on stage as the convention wrapped up.

FILE PHOTO: Brandon Smith/IPB News

Indiana Democrats will hold their 2020 state convention online amid ongoing concerns about the impact of COVID-19.

The move to a virtual and remote convention, set for June 13, was unanimously approved by the party’s state central committee and announced Tuesday.

Democrats choose their nominees for lieutenant governor and attorney general at this year’s convention. They also elect the state’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Those votes will take place via mail-in ballot.

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In a statement, party chair John Zody said vote-by-mail makes the virtual convention possible.

“Voting by mail,” he said, “is safe, secure and convenient.”

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This is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. However, we recommend checking the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Indiana State Department of Health for the most recent numbers of COVID-19 cases.

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